Italian Language

Visit our Center for Italian Studies with Literature and Culture programs or our choice of Italian language courses. 

Fine Arts Courses

Drawing and Painting classes, Art Workshops and Seminars either in English or in Italian, in a peaceful and multicutural atmosphere. 

Art History

The Renaissance in Florence, the Tuscan gardens and the history of Italian fashion: three in-depth Art History courses.

Academic Group Courses

Italian Language, Art and Culture courses for school groups in Italian and English. We can tailor lessons according to the group's needs.
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Your Art and Language educational experience

School of fine-arts, Italian language, Literature and culture in Florence since 1995.

View of FlorenceAccademia del Giglio is a leading center for interdisciplinary research and teaching in Fine-arts, Art History, Italian Studies and Humanities. Linked by a common interest in the Italian Culture in all its declinations, students can engage the historical and cultural dimensions of Arts, Italian Language, Culture and Literature, in fields as diverse as Italian political question, gender, media studies and popular issues (food, moda, fashion).

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At Accademia del Giglio it is possible to study Visual Arts, Italian language and Art History at the same time, in the same place, all year round.

All our courses take place in the school premises and are held by our qualified and experienced teaching staff.
Small classes: Italian language course has a maximum of 7 students per class and Art courses varies from 6 to 10.

Free wi-fi.

Air conditioning

Visa assistance.

Carefully selected accommodation.

Discounts for our students with our student card.

Leisure activities and culture

To supplement the cultural and language programme our students can take advantage of a variety of extra-curricular activities organized each week by our teachers, including watching films, evenings out and visits to the main Florentine museums, as well as day trips to the Cinque Terre and to the world known Tuscan medieval towns (Pisa, Siena, Lucca etc.). Last but not least, students can use our wi-fi area for their leisure time.

Student services and more

Carefully selected accommodation in student flats, studios or homestay. Internet wi-fi access, "giovanissimo" (for teen-agers), pick-up service, visa and permit of stay assistance, "in due" (for making Italian friends), and last but not least, our blog: the blog of Accademia del Giglio with hundreds of articles, infos, tips, videos, language exercises and much more, every day!

In the cradle of the Renaissance

The school has its premises in a 19th century building in the center of Florence just in front of the Bargello National Museum. The area is close to the Cathedral and the Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall.
The student is literally immersed in the artistic, historical and cultural heart of Florence, the so-called "cradle of the Renaissance", within walking distance of the most prestigious monuments of the Romanesque, Gothic and the 15th century art.


Drawing and Painting Courses

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Accademia del giglio offers a varied range of art techniques and students can be easily introduced into:

- Drawing and painting techniques: basic or advanced
- Fresco classes and other traditional techniques such as oil, watercolour, sanguine, charcoal and Life Drawing.
- Fine-arts workshops and seminars on one specific technique or subject, such as sketchbook, portrait, landscape, sanguine and other classical methods.
- One day Art classes in Florence and Chianti area, in the weekend and at the seaside.
- Long Term Art courses

Fine Arts Courses are held either in English and in Italian.

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Italian Language Courses

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Accademia del Giglio organize Italian language courses all year round for all levels, from beginner to advanced, according to the European Language portfolio: the school places considerable emphasis on the quality of its teaching.

Intensive Italian language courses in small classes (max.     7 students)
- One-to-one tuition
- Specific Italian classes
- Home tuition: study at the teacher's home
- Crash courses during weekends or weekdays
- On-line Italian language courses

We organize also Adult Programs and High School Programs and we focus on Lifelong Learning Objectives.

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Center for Italian Studies

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Accademia del Giglio is also committed to the study of Italian Authors, from the classical era to contemporary years and offers workshop and seminars about Italian Poetry and Creative Writing with lectures hold by the most famous Italian poets and writers. Accademia del Giglio is also particularly involved in equality opportunities.

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Art History Courses

Art history courses

We offer three different in-depth Art History courses either in English or in Italian

The Renaissance in Florence: is our time-honoured course with guided visits to the main museums of Florence such as the Uffizi, the Academy gallery and the Pitti Palace.
Italian garden and the Tuscan villas will take you to admire some of the most famous Medici’s villas on the outskirts of Florence.
History of Italian fashion is a journey back to the glorious past of the  Italian fashion with the help of famous paintings as well as of visits to various fashion museums in the Florence areas such as the Ferragamo and the Gucci museums.
- One-day Art History classes: short and intensive programs.

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